Semi2 - Our Friend the Semicolon Capital Community College Our Friend the Semicolon Lets begin with a simple sentence Grandma stays up too late

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© Capital Community College Our Friend, the Semicolon Let’s begin with a simple sentence: Grandma stays up too late.
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© Capital Community College Our Friend, the Semicolon Now let’s expand on that a bit: Grandma stays up too late. She’s afraid she’s going to miss something. This is OK. Two independent ideas, separated by a period.
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© Capital Community College Our Friend, the Semicolon What if we try to combine the two ideas? Grandma stays up too late, she’s afraid she’s going to miss something . Something’s wrong. We connected two independent clauses with only a comma. The dreaded COMMA SPLICE!
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© Capital Community College Our Friend, the Semicolon We could insert a coordinating conjunction : This is better! Note the comma that accompanies the coordinating conjunction. Grandma is afraid she’ll miss something, so she stays up too late.
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© Capital Community College Our Friend, the Semicolon We could also try subordinating
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course ENGLISH 110 taught by Professor Lisathomas during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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Semi2 - Our Friend the Semicolon Capital Community College Our Friend the Semicolon Lets begin with a simple sentence Grandma stays up too late

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